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IT Knowledge Exchange – Fantasy, Fun, Food, and More
April 4, 2019
Virtual reality demos, self-service portals, online learning, and sustainable technology were just some of new initiatives and services that were featured at the last month’s IT Knowledge Exchange. This event gave IT teams from across campus the chance to promote their projects, activities, and services in exhibition style, reminiscent of a science fair.
Over 150 people attended the event which featured presentations from several IT groups and partners, and a keynote speaker. There were several raffles, lots of snacks, great swag (free promotional items), and lively conversation. Held in lieu of a town hall, this was a chance for the IT community to network with colleagues and learn about the innovative projects and services happening at Yale.
Keynote speaker Dana Karwas, Director, Center for Collaborative Arts & Media (CCAM), gave a spirited overview of what CCAM offers to the University and talked about different inspirations for her arts and media creations including U.S. astronauts, working with the archictect Maya Lin, and the emotional aftermath of being in Japan during an earthquake. As an interdisciplinary artist and designer, Dana’s creative practice is centered on human reference frames, with a specific interest in the boundaries of sensory perception and rendering the invisible visible. “Her work is an example of how technology plays roles in ways you’d never imagine,” said John Barden.
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List of poster exhibits:
- Common Reporting Platform (CoRe)
- ITS Design Services (Azure)
- Learn and Grow with LinkedIn Learning
- Managed Containers: A Yale ITS Docker Solution
- Monitoring Solutions for Managed Windows Servers
- MyApps at Yale
- Next Generation Network: Securing Your Connectivity for the Future
- SIS Operational Reporting
- Spinup Self-Service Portal
- Sustainability and Technology
- Towards a More Accessible Yale Education: A Collaboration Between Yale ITS and The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
- Yale Center for Collaborative Arts & Media
IT Knowledge Exchange slideshow
2019 IT Knowledge Exchange Keynote draws the crowd at front of Kroon Hall's auditorium.
Presenter fields questions about the project at the Next Generation Network table.
An attendee tries a virtual reality demonstration setup by Yale's Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.
Colleagues network in the poster presentation area.
An attendee trying the interactive virtual reality demonstration.
Careers in IT Pipeline, Learn and Grow with LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com presenters shared information with attendees.
Poster exhibit highlights some of the new data data infrastructure, architecture, data assets, and artifacts coming in the Common Reporting Platform at Yale.
Poster exhibit offered examples of how sustainability and technology go hand-in hand. The Towards a More Accessible Yale Education exhibit offered printed materials for display.
IT professionals networking with each other.
The Towards a More Accessible Yale Education exhibit provided printed materials for attendees to bring back to their areas; the Office of Sustainability offered examples of Sustainable IT on their poster exhibit.
Presenter tables lined the perimeter of the space and offered information on a wide range of topics.
Attendees ask questions of the presenters for each of the exhibits.
Exhibits encourage discussion on a wide variety of topics.
Attendees discuss aspects of Yale's Spinup self-service portal.
Presenters for Sustainability and Technology discuss topics with an attendee; poster for Towards a More Accessible Yale Education covers challenges, approach, goals, and outreach efforts.
Attendee and presenter discuss materials supporting the main poster exhibit.
One attendee watches the monitor while another tries the interactive demonstration offered through Yale's Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.
Light refreshments and drinks were available for attendees to enjoy.
John Barden, Chief Information Officer, welcomes attendees to the 2019 IT Knowledge Exchange.
Randall Rode, introduces Keynote speaker, Dana Karwas.
Dana Karwas, Director, Center for Collaborative Arts & Media, presenting keynote at Kroon Hall's auditorium.